20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

If you watched a full week of TV in 1950, you'd come away unsure whether or not women have belly buttons, or whether anybody besides you actually poops. Today, you can see folks eating beetles, pooping in rivers, and competing to stay naked the longest - and that's all just one show.

So much of what we consider run-of-the-mill television programming was once extremely controversial. Here are a few big firsts that laid the groundwork for the crazypants zoo that is television in the 21st century:

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)

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20 Groundbreaking Television Firsts (That Seem Pretty Mundane Now)